The usual annual meeting of the Czech, Hungarian, Slovak and Slovenian nuclear regulatory authorities was held in the Czech Republic from 17 to 18 May 2016. The parties described the most important events at their respective authorities, changes in the legislation in their countries last year and other information in connection with the operation of nuclear power plants.
Annual safety performance assessment. Review of the Paks II preliminary safety information report. HAEA’s MDEP membership accepted. Introduction of 15-month refuelling cycle. Paks NPP submitted the SLE application of Unit No. 3 Operating status restored at the RWTD Facility. HAEA joined the INEX-5 exercise. Forthcoming EPREV Mission to Hungary.
On 16th March, 2016 international nuclear emergency preparedness exercise took place with the participation of Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Austria and Hungary based on the scenario of a severe sleet happened in Slovenia, causing a critical situation in the country, threatening the Krsko Nuclear Power Plant. Beside the organs of the Directorate General for National Disaster Management, the HAEA Emergency Response Organization was also activated: our experts helped the decision makers by providing analysis and proposals.
The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority hosted the meeting of the VVER Forum PSA Workgroup in Budapest between 8th and 10th of March HAEA delegate was elected as the new chairman of the Workgroup.
Mr. Yukiya Amano handed over personally the certificate of appreciation to Mr. Gyula Fichtinger, Director General of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority and congratulated on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Hungarian Support Programme.